Streppel outlines transfer plans

New SC Heerenveen headcoach Jurgen Streppel has talked up the potential of the club and its squad ahead of his first pre-season in charge.

Streppel joined De Superfriezen after forging a reputation as a tactically astute manager with an attacking brand of football with his previous club Willem II, where he coached for the last five years.

His appointment was met with much fanfare as it fits into the development philosophy of the Eredivisie side that was led by club legend Foppe De Haan on a temporary basis for much of last season.

The 46-year old admitted he was delighted to learn of the support the club has received after the sale of 13 000 season tickets already and claims he only needs to make a couple of new signings to take the club to new heights.

"I have only taken a two week holiday and with the news about the season tickets you can see that this club is alive and is dynamic," he told reporters.

"Let's hope that we in the coming days and weeks can attract new players to the club and then things will look promising.

"We have a very young team, the oldest player is 24, and we have introduced a 15-year-old player into the training. I must say this team appears too young to be able to perform at a consistent level.

"I get the impression that around SC Heerenveen there is always talk of the past in terms of the icons of the club such as Foppe De Haan although it would be crazy to not use the knowledge of those people whilst I am at this club."